Elliott & Quinn’s Criminal Law has been specifically designed to introduce you to the legal principles, cases and statutes at play in this core subject area. Areas of debate, critique of the current law and consideration of reform options are also included throughout making this an ideal text for LLB or GDL who want an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
· Based on the original work by Catherine Elliott and Frances Quinn, this new edition continues to offer the trademark clarity of writing for which this book is known making it an ideal text for those who require an accessible and engaging introduction to criminal law.
· Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage you to analyse and develop your own views on the more controversial areas of criminal law.
· A range of tools are used throughout to help you to get to grips with the subject quickly and to reinforce your understanding, including:
o Key case boxes to help you identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law
o Typical exam questions and detailed guidance on answering them to illustrate how to apply the legal principles in exams
o Additional reading suggestions to encourage you to read more widely around the subject
New to This Edition
Updated with all the latest legal developments in this area, this twelfth edition includes coverage of:
· A substantially revised chapter 11 on accomplice liability which has been reworked to reflect the change to the law brought about by R v Jogee and Ruddock (2016);
· Extensively updated coverage of voluntary manslaughter to reflect decision made in R v Gurpinar (2015), R v Golds (2016), R v Wilcocks (2016) and R v Meanza (2017); and
· Discussion of the case of R (on the application of Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice (2016) in the context of the householder’s defence in self-defence.
Table of Contents
Table of cases xx
Table of statutes xxvii
Table of treaties xxix
Introduction 11 Elements of a crime 132 Strict liability 383 Murder 544 Voluntary manslaughter 795 Involuntary manslaughter 1086 Non-fatal offences against the person 1507 Sexual offences (by Samantha Pegg) 1818 Non-fraudulent property offences 2189 Fraudulent property offences 25810 Inchoate offences 28011 Accomplices 30812 Corporate liability 33613 General defences 351Appendix 430Select bibliography 436Glossary 449Index 456
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About the Author(s)
Louise Taylor (LLB, Dip LP, LLM, PGCHE) is an independent researcher with a particular interest in criminal law and criminal justice. For over ten years she worked as a Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University and she has extensive experience of teaching and writing about criminal law and related subjects.